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who in your opinion is the hardest killer to play?

ZachcjjjZachcjjj Member Posts: 452

For a long time i would of personally said nurse but ive come to realise that nurse really only has a high skill floor rather then actually having that high of a skill ceiling and i think nowadays id personally say billy is the hardest killer (including skybilly, curving, etc) but i would like to know who you think is the hardest whether that be blight, billy, nurse or someone else.



  • IWantCandysIWantCandys Member Posts: 90


    My brain can't quite figure out the movements of the survivors when they're out of my sight. So I miss all the blinks. xD

    I can play spirit, although I don't see the survivor with her either if I use my power, but it's still easier to hit with her than with nurse.

    So no, I will never like nurse and I will never play her again.

  • dugmandugman Member Posts: 8,082

    I think Nurse is the hardest killer to play well. Her ability is finicky and if you don't play her regularly the timing can be difficult to get. Plus all the blink stun and instant changes of views can be confusing.

    Aside from Nurse, I would say being able to reliably hit people with either Hillbilly's chainsaw or Blight's lethal rushes can be somewhat tricky. Getting around the map is very easy with both of them, but being able to land hits with their special attacks when a survivor is actively using obstacles in your path can be challenging. Oni can be somewhat awkward too sometimes when he's powered up but he's still more forgiving than Hillbilly in terms of missed collisions and steering.

    Personally I'm a terrible shot though, my Huntress and Deathslinger aren't great because I only play them about once or twice a month so my aim is truly awful. I think they're probably easier to get better with than the others I mentioned, but if you're like me and just never play them much then when you do play them it can be whiff city.

  • ShroompyShroompy Member Posts: 3,384

    This depends, since every one has a different meaning when they say "play". Some people mean actually playing the killer, and others mean learning the killer

    So for actually playing Im gonna have to go with Trapper, information has always been a thorn for killers since its release but this is especially true for Trapper, if the survivors are in a swf all it takes is 1 person to see him set a trap and all of a sudden all 4 Survivors are aware of that trap, Dead Hard being a popular pick also hurts him since they can just dash over a trap. Your trap placements and timing of said placements need to be almost perfect, which is why I think Trapper is the hardest killer to play.

    Hardest killer to learn, probably Hillbilly. Learning what surfaces are slippery, what surfaces have a bigger hitbox than they should, what could send you flying, and soon enough, what could send you to space. Hillbilly has probably one of the most simple powers on the surface but has so much depth. He has one of the most unforgiving powers of the roster having a hefty cooldown every time he uses his chainsaw, meaning you need to be pretty darn accurate with where you swing that thing. Its also a factor that can cause a lot of frustration, which also adds to his difficulty in terms of learning, since some one who's frustrated might be a bit more unwilling to learn or think with a clear mind.

  • Buily09Buily09 Member Posts: 2,860


  • MikaelaWantsYourBoonMikaelaWantsYourBoon Member Posts: 3,320


    As Nurse main, hardest killer is def Blight. I spent really good time on Blight and i am still bad with him :(

  • NekoGamerXNekoGamerX Member Posts: 4,686


  • tenoresaxtenoresax Member Posts: 685

    Blight and Billy, before I would have said Nurse but after picking her up recently I feel like all the things I used to hear about her being so difficult to play was just exaggerated.

  • Steel_EyedSteel_Eyed Member Posts: 3,516

    As a Hillbilly main, I think Blight is more difficult.

  • humanbeing1704humanbeing1704 Member Posts: 7,426

    I will say huntress for the most part you have to learn the hitboxes of pretty much every object definitely kills me when I misjudge a hitbox I'm unfamiliar with

  • SepexSepex Member Posts: 1,309

    Wraith 🤭

  • edgarpoopedgarpoop Member Posts: 5,622

    Billy>Nurse (if the survivors actually know what they're doing)>Blight

  • edgarpoopedgarpoop Member Posts: 5,622

    Curious as to why you feel that way. I find Blight to be way more forgiving. I can correct a bad bump if I have charges. With Billy I'm screwed if I don't hit the curve perfectly

  • BrimpBrimp Member Posts: 1,534

    Billy or blight purely for the fact that they keep making maps worse and worse for collision purposes. All thought reworked haddonfield doesnt seem too bad.

  • Steel_EyedSteel_Eyed Member Posts: 3,516
    edited April 21

    Comes down to the nature of their powers with collision, as Brimp is alluding to just now. Knowing what collisions to avoid with a saw is easier than what collisions are not possible while mid-rush and interlaying that into a way to earn a hit.

    Sliding off of a shack wall when you need that hit to win is far more punishing. In my opinion.

  • Thusly_BonedThusly_Boned Member Posts: 1,390

    Hillbilly, Nurse, Blight, one of those. Admittedly I don't have a ton of patience for learning curves (especially in games I only play casually, like DBD), and have not played much of them. I would take them on properly if a practice mode were added, I just don't care to learn these in live matches.

    If you asked to pick one based on my limited experience with them, I'd probably say Billy.

    I primarily play on console, and also have had trouble realizing the potential of the Oni (can't flick, have trouble landing demon strike against good survs).

  • RooftopperRooftopper Member Posts: 141

    Nurse, you have to know how the blink works otherwise you are the slowest M1 killer

  • EntitySpawnEntitySpawn Member Posts: 3,626

    Billy definitely, blight and nurse arent hard to play and sure some things you need alot of practice or research in but most is tied to "tech" or high sensitivity while billy... it's hard to curve on high skilled players as they understand it

    Trickster is also nasty on console, especially on lower sensitivity but that's more annoying than something to learn. I can aim perfectly fine in every other game or killer

  • entertainment720entertainment720 Member Posts: 105

    I find the setup killers like trapper and hag very challenging for me! My brain is just in the moment, so it is hard for me to think "ahead" like that.

    I also wish I were better at blight! I think his design is so cool, and he zooms everywhere! Having trouble getting him to zoom where I want. :) I think more practice will help!

  • SMitchell8SMitchell8 Member Posts: 2,403

    So why is his difficulty been easy all these years? I know it's changed lately, but someone was on the wrong wave length.

  • ChordycepsChordyceps Member Posts: 993

    Nurse by a large margin. With any other killer, if you struggle with their power, you can still play them as more or less an m1 killer. You can't do that with Nurse.

  • AurelleAurelle Member Posts: 2,604

    Hillbilly and/or Deathslinger.

  • WesCravenFanWesCravenFan Member Posts: 1,485

    Deathslinger by far.

    Billy gets 5% more movement speed, a map crossing dash, and an instadown.

    In what universe is Deathslinger better than Billy? He cannot even down with his ranged attack at a pallet.

  • StarLostStarLost Member Posts: 6,350

    There is literally only one answer and it's:


    Put 50 hours into Nurse or Blight, you're stomping faces.

    Put 50 hours into Billy and you've just scratched the surface.

  • danielmaster87danielmaster87 Member Posts: 6,666

    Blight. You just never know how his power's gonna work. Sometimes he slides on something, sometimes he bumps, and sometimes it looks like he's gonna bump but he inescapably slides into the wall and goes into fatigue.

  • SkeletalEliteSkeletalElite Member Posts: 2,220

    Highest skill floor, nurse

    Second Highest skill floor, billy

    Highest skill ceiling, blight

    Second highest skill ceiling, billy

  • drsoontmdrsoontm Member Posts: 2,543

    Nurse and Blight at the top

    Spirit too because you basically are "blind" in all games against good survivors.

  • ThiccBudhhaThiccBudhha Member Posts: 6,579

    Probably Pinhead. You need to land the chain (which is like a Nurse blink anyway) for a circumstantial Clown slow and yet you have all of the limitations of an m1 that Billy, Blight, and Nurse can circumvent. He requires you to have specialized knowledge of his Lament Configuration spawns to take full advantage of it instead of enabling the survivors.

    Beyond that, life is hard for people who go outside with bondage gear. Society just doesn't treat them the same.

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